Relativism has a lot to do with America’s present ills. It can be linked to the increasing tendency to dismantle and overthrow what is right and good and beautiful. It’s at least partly responsible for the war on the American way of life and our history. It leads to an emotionally fueled hate for truth.
Ultimately, Advent finds its completion in our union with God, as we are swept up into the supernatural life of the Holy Trinity. Yet such an incomparable event is not something which merely dwells in a yet-to-be-realized future; nor is it something accessed only after we pass through the thin veil of death which soon awaits us all. As members of holy mother Catholic Church, our thirst for communion with the Triune God is satisfied by the Risen Lord himself, who both announces the great eucharistic feast at his altar as well as provides for it, in order to enable us to consume his own flesh and blood—the food of eternal life.